An Open Letter From Oregon Trail Recovery

As we enter 2018, I want to send this letter to our friends, colleagues, and community partners. It is my belief that the addiction treatment field will be revolutionized this year by those of us who do the “right thing for the right reason.” A lot of unethical...
Breaking Through Denial

Breaking Through Denial

It is a sad fact of life that with denial plus the use of harmful substances, the addict is usually the last person to realize that they have a problem. Additionally, this makes them the last person to accept the fact that they need help with their addiction. This...
You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Our society in America has this generally accepted conception of the ‘perfect family’ or the ‘perfect life’. Often times we look at other people and their families and think: I wish I was as strong as them. I wish my family lived in that house and got to go on that...
Sobriety vs Recovery

Sobriety vs Recovery

It is common conversation in the communities of 12-step recovery that sobriety and recovery are two very different things. To those of us in recovery, it’s fairly easy to distinguish one from the other. To the uninformed family member of an addict, however,...